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    Portable Monitor Setup?

    Does anyone make a battery-powered monitor/tv of any kind that has an HDMI input? Or are there any >8" tablets with an HDMI input? Ideally I'd like something in the 20-30" range. I need to set up a portable live-view of a camera feed for a photography event/shoot. Everything else I have will...
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    Shadow of Mordor GOTY $17 - Indiegala

    I was super-excited about this, but apparently I already own it... ...Steam sales, you get me every time!
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    ASUS - our 5 year warranty is really only 3 years

    That explains it! They just need to fix that feedback form and they'll finally see how bad their support is and reform their process!
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    X-FI Titanium Replacement

    There's no such thing. Unless you are sitting in front of the band, it has to be mechanically reproduced for you to hear it.
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    Laptop speakers inexplicably stopped working

    Running the Windows 10 preview on a few laptops, I have seen audio input and output fail completely, persisting across reboots. A day or two later, it just either starts or stops working again. No real rhyme or reason. Of course, in my case I know it's my fault because I'm running a preview...
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    Advice on troubleshooting USB 3.0 dropouts?

    At one point I made it my personal mission to find a multiple-drive enclosure with USB 3.0 connectivity that would be really stable with large file transfers. Three enclosures across several computers in the lab later, (and yes--with many more different combinations of cable and hard drive)...
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    Building a home Hyper-V server, are these parts compatible?

    People from the place you came to for advice are asking you about it. Based solely on that, it's probably safe for you to assume that it matters if you value the advice you came here to receive.
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    Your computer is low on memory. Also....

    As some other posters have indicated, this error message seems to be triggering with heavy browser usage on newer versions of Windows (I have seen it a few times on different machines with 8.1) even when total RAM availability is above 40-50%. It appears to happen more when the system is left...
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    NCASE M1 v2 Build Thread

    I can confirm that the Zotac GTX 980 AMP! (which happened to be the only thing in stock yesterday) fits into the case. Looks like this:
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    Full 4k/60Hz HTPC

    So, as the planet now knows, the GTX 970/980 series and compatible TVs/Receivers makes the dream possible. I can confirm that my setup is (at least reporting) 4K/60Hz/4:4:4. Currently I am running HDMI straight from the HTPC to the TV and relying on the ARC circuit for audio to hit the...
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    4K 60Hz 4:4:4 HDMI 2.0 TV Database

    The Sony XBR 65X850B would also appear to be pushing 4k/60/4:4:4 properly. 60Hz is being reported and the color text looks perfectly legible. It's my understanding that previous "4K color tests" with this TV failed, but that was because they were performed by TV enthusiasts rather than by PC...
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    Windows 10 Tech Preview is available

    As far as I know this is still an ongoing issue installing certain versions of Windows from USB drives. Some machines REFUSE to do it and the only explanation I've gotten is that Windows tries (without indicating it) to write information to to the USB drive instead of the target because at the...
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    Windows 10 Tech Preview is available

    Very foolish and zero problems so far. Checking out features for the company is something I do as part of my job, so right now I'm linking all my accounts via People to see how dangerous that is concerning coworkers seeing personal stuff. We don't use Lync (or the Outlook social connectors) so...
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    Windows 10 Tech Preview is available

    I've been running DisplayFusion for a number of years now, so honestly they probably could have changed it at any point and I wouldn't have noticed. ...Until now!
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    Windows 10 Tech Preview is available

    Each window could have its own task bar but it was only showing me a universal view on both, I was using DisplayFusion to bifurcate them. Did they push that out through an update?
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    Windows 10 Tech Preview is available

    The Task Bar now lets you show only that display's open applications on each display's task bar!! Also figuring out how persistent the Multiple Desktops are. So far it looks great, but you can't set each desktop to have its own background so far as I can tell. Would have helped keep things...
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    Movies Have Worst Summer Since 1997

    I strongly prefer a backlit, high pixel density screen to a projected image slung up onto a white screen who knows how many feet away at 24Hz.
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    Videocardz says: ASUS STRIX GTX 970 and ASUS GTX 980 listed

    Huh? You think people buy 4k TVs for their living room for their PC? No, they buy a nice 4k TV with HDMI 2.0 because they want a 4k TV. And then when a video card comes out with HDMI 2.0, they buy that too so they can connect their PC to the TV. If everyone waited for everything in their...
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    Quadruple the speed of your current SSD

    If I have ten dollars and I am handed twenty dollars, I just experienced an increase OF twenty dollars TO thirty dollars. I did not experience a "thirty dollar increase", I experienced an increase that brought me TO thirty dollars total. You can't count the original value in the value of the...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Everything works until it doesn't.
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    NCASE M1 v2 Build Thread

    What you are saying is true, but the eight year old in my brain can't hear you. Something about rubber and glue? I don't speak grade school anymore.
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    NCASE M1 v2 Build Thread

    My M1 V2 is here, but I'm still waiting on future parts: Maximus Impact VII (14nm cpu?) Silverstone SX600-G An actual HDMI 2.0 GPU with 4:4:4 color at 4k/60hz Or, alternately, hoping that maybe an X99 mITX motherboard will be manufactured instead of the Impact VII. No company has confirmed...
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    Full 4k/60Hz HTPC

    The RX-A3040 receiver (with actual HDMI 2.0 support) has now entered into general availability, still no sign of a card or adapter that will get me HDMI 2.0 to my TV from a computer. :(
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    I insist upon the honor of the Lady of my Estate that additional orders be taken for this case; to whit, you are probably all robots anyway if you even exist so give this human a chance to buy one. This message brought to you by the Council For Human Rights Against Robots.
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    Full 4k/60Hz HTPC

    Seiki has announced TVs for Q1 2015 that will have DP 1.3 built in, but so far no movement on either a DP-HDMI 2.0 adapter, receivers that will have DP 1.3, or graphics cards with HDMI 2.0. My Yamaha receiver and Sony TV continue to have no solutions on the horizon that I am aware of.
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    DP1.2 to HDMI2.0 adapter or cable

    They better come out with a fantastic DP-HDMI adapter, then. Most HDMI 2.0 TVs that will be in people's homes do not and will not have DP.
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    Destiny Alpha

    I am a PC gaming elitist who will be playing Destiny on the PS4 because I was completely blown away by it. The alpha was stunning and I am looking forward to the beta. To me it is a perfect mix of Halo, Borderlands, and what Firefall is trying to be.
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    Supreme Court Says Patents Cover 'Abstract Ideas' Are Invalid

    I may be misremembering, but the whole point of patents as presented to me in college was that ideas couldn't be patented, merely specific implementations of ideas.
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    Just ordered my Dell UHD 24 Monitor UP2414Q

    I can say that since moving to a 6ft cable, I have had zero problems with this monitor. I have had to bring it in to my face a good dead closer than I was anticipating before the purchase, since keeping lots of screen real estate comes with a cost of tiny font, but obviously I could bump up...
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    Full 4k/60Hz HTPC

    Vendors sure do seem to be slow with new connectors and formats lately. It's taken USB 3.0 years to even start getting widespread and my S5 turns off cellular data when used in USB3 mode, so it's not even worth it. I bought my first USB3 devices back in 2010! Guess I'll be relying on...
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    Full 4k/60Hz HTPC

    Am I reading correctly that there is not yet an easy way to do single-cable 4k/60FPS into a home theater environment? I have pre-ordered one of the new Sony 4K XBR sets and was hoping to have a solution set up by whenever it arrives in June, but I don't think DP is an option since I don't think...
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    Cyborg R.A.T. Mouse

    Interesting to see that this thread won't die, different RATs continue to be my daily drivers, big fan of the MMO lately. Looks like the Tournament Edition is up next.
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    Just ordered my Dell UHD 24 Monitor UP2414Q

    Had to run the cable over the top of my desk just to get down to 10 feet, there's no way I could go shorter than that. Oh well, hopefully the next generation of video cards will have actually seen testing at DP1.2/UHD/60Hz. Paying the early-adopter penalty, I suppose.
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    Just ordered my Dell UHD 24 Monitor UP2414Q

    I'm seeing some strange behavior in Displayport 1.2 mode on this monitor, but I'm not sure if it's the OS or the monitor. I know it's not the video card because I actually went from a 290X to a Titan to see if that would fix it. (Disclaimer: I am running Server 2012 R2 on this box, and AMD...
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    MSI Z87 XPower -- Aux PCI Power Connector?

    I'm currently setting up/cable managing an MSI Z87 XPower motherboard and I'm seeing an "auxiliary" six-pin PCI express power connector between the CPU and PCI-E slots. Checked the documentation and a few reviews of the board, don't see it mentioned anywhere--what does it do or help? Does it...
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    Are some USB sticks just not bootable for some reason?

    In my experience, some models absolutely won't work as boot drives. Haven't done the research as to why. But these same drives seem to be rejected by the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool.
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    R.A.T. 7 Mouse not detected by Windows

    This happened to me recently, but in my case it was due to a mismatch in RAT models. I had previously had a standard RAT 7 in use with this computer, but then moved to a RAT MMO. I would get lights on the mouse but no recognized mouse input. I had to manually uninstall all Cyborg mouse...
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    i7-4960X: New Socket 2011 Motherboards?

    I know that the rumored September i7-4960X is Socket 2011, but has there been any word on whether it will be accompanied by new chipsets/motherboard releases? I'd heard speculation at the end of last year that future Socket 2011 entries might see or even need a chipset refresh, has there been...
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    Silverstone SG10

    Miraculously I was able to install SLI Titans in this case with no problems. I ran into a separate issue with clearance on the CPU cooler I purchased, but that was because I was greedy and got a Thermaltake Silver Arrow SB-E. I had to move from the larger to the smaller included fan, and bend...
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    Silverstone SG10

    I have an evil mastermind plan to SLI two Titans in one of these. Will document pictorially IF THEY EVER SELL ME ONE!